September in SoCal usually means scorching temperatures as summer makes one final, fiery push before giving way to fall, but the forecast at Bear Mountain on Sept. 23 called for clear skies, temps in the upper 60s, and 100 percent chance of snow thanks to 170 tons of shaved ice groomed to perfection for the 14th annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails, a.k.a., “The largest winter kickoff party known to man.

Considered one of the most influential and innovative events in the snowboarding industry since its inception in 2003, HDHR was strictly a one-day rail jam competition, featuring some of the best riders in the world competing on one-of-a-kind courses designed and built by the resort’s park staff. This event consists of concerts and exclusive screenings of the new TransWorld SNOWboarding and Snowboarder Magazine videos. The result was an event that was both fresh and familiar for the 3,000+ spectators in attendance with room to grow in the future.

As for the on-snow shredding, more than 60 riders will hit the hill hoping to claim part of the $16,000 prize purse.


The Music Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Gates open at 10 a.m.
Movie premiere TBD
Artist TBD
Performance times TBD

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The Contest

Come Watch Snowboarding's Top Riders Compete For $16,000

We've invited 50 of the top snowboarders in the world to compete on our #BearBuilt Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails 2017 course. Air, rails, obstacles and more all up close in The Scene make this a spectator's contest.

Come watch our Bear Team Riders compete with the best of the rest of the world.

Saturday September 23, 2017

  • Gates open at 10 a.m.
  • First heat runs from 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Final heat goes down from 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Then we rock out
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The Party

The Pre-Party Of The Season

You've done Hot Dawgz - but never like this. Come rock out with your favorite bands, watch your favorite riders compete and spend time with your favorite people kicking off the winter season.




HDHR 2017 will be bigger and better than ever; from the course build and the contest to the addition of Friday and Saturday night concerts and film premiers.

  • 1 Day (Adults, 13+) - $TBD
  •  1 Day (Kids, 12 & Under) - $TBD
  • 2 Day (Adults, 13+) - $TBD
  • VIP Experience*  (Adults, 13+) - $TBD
  • VIP Experience (Kids, 12 & Under) - $TBD
Parking- Parking in the upper lot will be $15 cash only per vehicle on a first come, first served basis. Free parking will be available in the satellite lots and a free shuttle to the event will be provided.

2017/18 Winter Season Passholders receive a 20% discount on tickets/VIP Experience. Discount not available online or valid for kids tickets/passes. Available at Snow Summit Ticket Window or by calling 844-GO2-BEAR.

*VIP Experience includes access to front/backstage areas & Red Bull VIP area. VIP areas also available to athletes and special guests. Limit 200 passes available (100 online, 100 in-person).

For groups of 15 or more contact our Group Sales Department for better savings.

Attention Uniformed Personnel Save 20% on entry tickets for HDHR: Your discount is available at the Ticket Window on the day of the event only.  Simply bring your current uniform ID to the ticket window to receive your discount.
Discount tickets are available for the military at the Military Ticket offices.

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